Tsantali (Metoxi Chromitsa Mount Athos)

The Tsantali family has been creating wines and distilling tsipouro and ouzo since 1890. The family’s philosophy focuses on the creation of quality wines and distillates which respect the age-old tradition of the wine growing regions.

The Tsantali Winery has privately owned vineyards and wineries in Agios Pavlos Halkidiki, on Mount Athos, Rapsani on Mount Olympus, Naousa and Maronia in Thrace.

With the rebirth of historical vineyards and varieties, with the adoption of biological and integrated viticulture, with a strong viticultural and oenological team and a complete sales force with exports in over 45 countries, the Tsantali Winery is the international leader in the effort of portraying the best of wines and distillates from Greece.

Approximately 55% of Tsantali annual production is exported to countries all over the world, such as U.S.A., Canada, Brazil, Australia, China, Russia and many more.

The Tsantali (Metoxi Chromitsa Mount Athos) Vineyards are a great pride to the Tsantali Family as they are one of the most unique settings in the world. Situated in the cloister of “Metoxi Chromitsa”, the elevated vineyards stretch as far as the sea. Evangelos Tsantalis, the founder, discovered the derelict vineyards in 1970 after the Octobrian Revolution, and agreed with the monks that he would bring the vineyards back to life and cultivated them.

Isolated as they are from other cultivations, the Tsantali (Metoxi Chromitsa Mount Athos) vineyards are mainly organically cultivated, producing outsanding organic wines such as “Agioritiko Abaton” and “Kormilitsa”- the first wine in the world to be given the title “Official Purveyor of the Moscow Kremlin”. Other historic labels include “Agioritikos”, “Metoxi Chromitsa” and the grape marc “Agioritiko Tsipouro” (Agioritiko meaning Mount Athos).

The main grape varieties grown here are Cabernet Sauvignon, Limnio, Xinomavro, Syrah and from the whites Athiri, Assyrtiko, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.